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The Indian Streets

Pragati Sharma

A cramped, crowded place,

Where the poor transit on footpath's base

Where the chaiwalas,

Serving the fragrant, tasty tea

Where the cobbler,

Shining shoes guarantee

Where the flower sellers

and the slum dwellers

Never act as absentee.

A place with innocence,

Where the grains take decisions

Of the poor and the hungry

And are the life's key.

Where the vegetable vendors

are the food renders,

For the people residing.

Where there is no rule

neither a zebra crossing.

Water logged, drains clogged

Where rain is a curse

Where the situations are worse...

Just take a turn,

and you can see the garbage burn

Here and there,

Garbage everywhere.

But, Oh! My dear,

Have you ever thought

how these stories were brought??

That cramped, crowded place

Is the country's face,

Where dwells the talent

and is extraordinary,

But, has no patent...

The chaiwalas with a sweet smile

Source of people's union

and the talks and laughters

That echoes through miles...

Where the water logging

And the drains clogging

Remind us,

Of the humans interfering with nature,

And bit by bit,

Disrupting their future ...

Where the garbage burns,

Re_ect the turns

That the world has taken

People educated but, awareness forgotten...

They are nothing,

But the Indian streets,

Even they spread the values that are concrete

And that cannot be denied,

All the negatives keeping aside..

You can feel the positivity,

Even if you are amidst the negativity

It all depends on your perception

Whether to blame or to be proud of your nation.


12 comments

  • We are highly obliged to have such a poet like you in our india and friend circle…… This poetry should be posted in magazine because this really tells us about the real condition of the streets we have in our country. Well done.

    Deepak Roy
  • Just awesome♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Kundan
  • Reality of indian streets😍
    Amazing❣

    Kirti Sawarn
  • Really Praiseworthy!
    Keep growing.

    Arya shri
  • Reality of indian streets……….
    Awesome poem👌👌👌

    AR. Singh
  • Awesome….. ✌🏻

    Nitin...
  • Very nice 👌👌

    Utkarsh Singh Solanki
  • Mast hai 🙃

    Shivam
  • Incredible writing and very appreciable observation of the Indian streets depicted in the poem…

    Kirti Sharma
  • Incredible writing and very appreciable observation of the Indian streets depicted in the poem…

    Kirti Sharma
  • This is the reality of indian streets, Really very beautiful description of indian streets…..❤😍
    This poem should be posted in magazine 😍❤️

    Kumar Ravi
  • This is the reality of indian streets, Really very beautiful description of indian streets…..❤😍
    This poem should be posted in magazine 😍❤️

    Kumar Ravi

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